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Big Offensive Day Lifts Spartans to Fourth Straight Win

GETTYSBURG, PA – The York College baseball team continued its late season surge with a 15-2 non-conference victory at Gettysburg College on Tuesday afternoon in Gettysburg, PA.

The Spartans, winners of four straight, improve to 21-19 overall while the Bullets end the season with a mark of 25-13.

The Green and White offense has come to life during the four game spurt. The Spartans have scored 40 runs in the four games while they have allowed just six runs during the same stretch.

Tuesday was much of the same as the Spartans jumped out to an early lead with a three-run top of the second. The Bullets got an unearned run in the third but the Spartans blew the game wide open with a five-run fifth inning.

The five run outburst was started with a Drew Frankenfield RBI double to score Steve Tretter. Derek Pitzer then plated Frankenfield, pushing the York lead to 5-1. Later in the inning, Jimmy King scored two with a single up the middle. Colin Porter then drove in the final run of the inning with a single to right center to score King.

The Green and White got a single run in the seventh on a Porter two-out RBI single. York then removed all doubt about the outcome with a six-run eighth inning. The Spartans got the six runs on two hits, two errors, four walks and a hit batter.

Gettysburg closed out the scoring with a single run in the bottom of the eight.

Spartan senior ace Tommy Moran earned the win to improve to 7-2. He went seven strong innings, scattering seven hits while he allowed one unearned run. He struck out one and walked another.

John Donovan was tagged with his first loss of the year as he allowed six runs, five earned, on six hits with three walks and a strikeout in 4.1 innings of work. He falls to 3-1 with the loss. Reliever Rob Stalzer allowed seven runs, three earned, in three innings of work. He surrendered seven hits during his outing.

Porter led the Spartan offense as the shortstop went 3-for-3 with three RBI. Junior Nic Long added three hits, two runs scored and an RBI. King chipped in with two hits, three RBI and three runs scored.Pitzer and junior Dustin Worthman each added two hits to the 15-hit Spartan attack.

Austin Davis, Clint O'Brien, and Scott Zanghellini each had two hits to lead the Bullets. O'Brien and Al Posch had the RBI for Gettysburg.

York makes its final road trip of the season on Saturday for a non-conference doubleheader at Randolph-Macon College. Game one is slated for a 1:00 pm start.

The Spartans then close out the regular season at home on Sunday as they host Franklin & Marshall in a 1:00 pm contest.

Nic Long photo courtesy of David Sinclair - www.images.davidsinclair.org

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